Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Fox News reports that the city of Riyadh is elaborately decorated with American flags alongside Saudi ones, images of President Trump and King Salman, and the motto "Together we prevail".

The summit presents a forum to forge a stronger and effective security cooperation to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

The deal also "potentially supports tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.", it added. A military band played as Trump and his wife, Melania, got out of the vehicle and walked on the red carpet to greet the Saudi king.

The arms deal includes the sale of cybersecurity technology, tanks, artillery, ships, helicopters and radar missile-defense systems. Apparently, the savings were enough to sway the Saudis.

On the second day of his first trip overseas, Trump sought to demonstrate that he'd made progress with an agreement with Gulf Arab states on countering terrorist funding.

Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Saudi Aramco signed $50 billion of deals with 11 USA oil companies, including Haliburton, Jacob's, Schlumberger, Emerson, Honeywell and McDermott International.

US delegation members travelling with Trump, including Kushner, were in high spirits leading up to the signing ceremony.

El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible".

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., denounced the latest deal in a HuffPost blog post. But Michelle Obama attended without wearing a headscarf, drawing attention back in the United States about her lack of a traditional head covering in the conservative country. "$110 billion in weapons will exacerbate, not ameliorate, those imperfections". "We have to get to the bottom of it", Trump said in a March 2016 interview with CNN.

He was also pleased with the long-term economic implications of the arms deal and other agreements for American interests.

President Trump Describes His First Day in Saudi Arabia as "Tremendous"
Ivanka's presence dominated Arabic Twitter traffic, with the phrase "bint Trump" - Arabic for daughter of Trump - trending. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology.

US technology and engineering conglomerate GE said it had signed $15 billion of agreements with Saudi organisations.

On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia , Mr Trump is expected to press the need to confront radical ideology and promote a peaceful vision of Islam in his signature speech. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hoped Rouhani would use his new term "to begin a process of dismantling Iran's network of terrorism".

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the speech would be "uplifting".

Lockheed Martin: A $6 billion deal that foresees the final assembly in Saudi Arabia of 150 S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopters.

In another development, the Washington Post said a current White House official close to Trump was a significant "person of interest" in the investigation into possible ties with Russian Federation. "Big dollars. Big dollars".

Most women in Saudi Arabia also cover their hair and face with a veil known as the niqab. ExxonMobil, the company formerly lead by Tillerson, is the largest single investor in the country, the foreign minister also said.

"Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted", he tweeted at the time.

In the meeting with King Hamad, Trump again made a clear break from previous U.S. policy, which saw the Obama administration frequently scold its ally over rights concerns.

A report by The Washington Post yesterday said that the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties had identified a "significant person of interest" in the White House undercut Trump's insistence his election bid had nothing to do with the Kremlin.

US President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail past year and trying to ban many from the United States.

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